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PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Mark Albright, PharmD
mda5p@virginia.edu

Dr. Albright is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy earning a PharmD in 2019 and a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2015. He will complete a quality project with co-resident Dr. Mildred Thomas assessing compliance with an unfractionated heparin nomogram in the setting of direct oral anticoagulant assay interference. Dr. Albright’s research project will evaluate the use of calcium channel antagonists for blood pressure control in the Emergency Department for patients with suspected aortic dissection. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and breweries in Charlottesville, and cheering on the Buckeyes!

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Mackenzie Dolan, PharmD
mad7uz@virginia.edu

Dr. Dolan is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Biology and double minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions. Her professional interest is in infectious diseases. Dr. Dolan will complete a quality project on the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on psychotropic drug selection at UVA Health’s Ryan White Clinic. Her longitudinal research project will analyze the current use of ceftriaxone in the Emergency Department at UVA through the lens of patients’ ultimate diagnosis on discharge from the hospital. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Dolan enjoys traveling, attending concerts, hiking with her pup Carter, wakeboarding and staying active, and watching UNC basketball and Patriots football. GO HEELS!

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Ankit Gandhi, PharmD
amg2ec@virginia.edu

Dr. Gandhi is a 2019 graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, College Park (FEAR THE TURTLE!). His professional interests include infectious diseases and solid organ transplant. Dr. Gandhi will complete a quality project on the implementation of AUC/MIC vancomycin dosing, education and characterization of the population in an inpatient setting. His longitudinal research project will evaluate the tolerability of cefazolin in patients with a hypersensitivity reaction to nafcillin. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Gandhi enjoys following sports (Go Eagles!), exploring Charlottesville and hiking with his adorable corgi, Maxwell!

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Nikki Griffith, PharmD 
ng2sr@virginia.edu

Dr. Griffith is a graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at USC, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Her professional interests include infectious diseases and academia. Dr. Griffith will complete her quality project on the implementation of AUC/MIC targeted dosing of vancomycin. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate the utilization of urinalyses to predict infection in patients with multiple sclerosis. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and exploring Charlottesville's many restaurants.

 

 

 

PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Caroline Jones, PharmD
cej8uv@virginia.edu

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in business from Wofford College. Her professional interests include hematology/oncology and critical care. Dr. Jones’ quality project will assess UVA’s current CMV prophylaxis strategy and risk factors associated with CMV reactivation in the stem cell transplant population. Her research project will determine the opinions and practices regarding medical cannabis among oncology clinicians in Virginia. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending concerts, boating and spending time by the water, and watching UVA and Wofford basketball. She also enjoys exploring Charlottesville’s many restaurants, breweries, and wineries.

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Millie Thomas, PharmD
mt3bu@virginia.edu

Dr. Thomas is a 2019 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston. Her professional interests include internal medicine, anticoagulation, and hematology/oncology.  Dr. Thomas will complete her longitudinal research project on the efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with moderate to severe hepatic cirrhosis.  Her quality project will assess compliance and safety outcomes associated with the UVA Health heparin nomogram when transitioning from a direct oral anticoagulant to heparin.  Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Thomas enjoys hiking, running, keeping a vegetable garden (thankfully for fun more so than her livelihood), and exploring Charlottesville with friends and family.

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Shelby Warring, PharmD 
srw7km@virginia.edu

Dr. Warring is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. Warring completed her BS degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her professional interests include pediatrics, medication safety, and academia. Dr. Warring will complete her quality project on adherence to the opioid contract policy at the UVA Family Medicine Clinic. Her longitudinal research project will assess the association of clinical outcomes with vancomycin AUC/MIC monitoring in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients. Outside of work, Dr. Warring enjoys cooking and eating, anything involving the beach or water, spending time with her family, and cheering on her favorite DC sports teams!

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy Resident
Melissa West, PharmD
mdw9qy@virginia.edu

Dr. West is a 2019 graduate of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Auburn University. Her professional interests include pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric critical care.  Dr. West’s longitudinal research project will be analyzing the impact of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance modulator therapies on growth and nutritional status in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients at UVA Children’s.  Her quality project will assess effectiveness of UVA Health’s current stem cell transplant CMV prophylaxis therapy and analyze risk factors leading to CMV reactivation.  Outside of pharmacy, Dr. West enjoys hiking, traveling, exploring Charlottesville’s restaurants and wineries, and spending time with family and friends! She is also a big Auburn football and basketball fan! War Eagle!!

 

 

PGY1-Community Pharmacy Resident
Kayla Ryan, PharmD
ker6k@virginia.edu

Dr. Ryan is a 2019 graduate of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western New England University in 2015. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, clinical services in the community setting, transitions of care, public health, and travel medicine. This year, Dr. Ryan will complete a quality improvement project aiming to characterize insulin-related issues that patients with diabetes mellitus encounter after disposition. In addition, her longitudinal research project will identify infectious disease trends amongst refugees and individuals holding special immigrant visas seen by the International Family Medicine Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying Charlottesville restaurants and wineries, and hiking with her clingy golden retriever, Sophie.

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Clarissa Cho, PharmD
cuc3gr@virginia.edu

Dr. Cho is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Linguistics. Her professional interests include pharmacy practice advancement, Lean principles, inpatient-pharmacy operations, clinical pharmacy management, controlled-substances, geriatrics and medication safety. Dr. Cho will complete her quality improvement project on the characterization of pharmacogenomic testing in psychiatry patients from the Ryan White HIV clinic and her longitudinal research project is on the impact of emergency department naloxone prescribing implementation on patient outcomes. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Cho enjoys her morning coffee, hiking trails, baking, eating her husband’s food, dancing as exercise and going on road trips.

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident
John Cameron Crowe, PharmD
jc4gq@virginia.edu

Dr. Crowe is a current PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident. He is a 2019 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Central Michigan University. His professional interests include operations, supply chain and finance. Dr. Crowe will complete his quality improvement project on the utilization of the controlled substance agreement policy in the UVA family medicine clinic. His longitudinal research projects will evaluate the over treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in multiple sclerosis patients. Upon completion of his PGY-1 pharmacy residency, he will continue as the PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident at UVA Health. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys spending time with friends, staying active in the gym and cheering on the Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings and University of Tennessee Volunteers. 

 

 


PGY1-Pharmacy/PGY2-Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Tyler Goins, PharmD
tg6dj@virginia.edu

Dr. Goins is the current PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident. He is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, he obtained his B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. His professional interests include pharmacy operations, clinical pharmacy management, and leadership development. Dr. Goins will complete his quality improvement project on evaluating a novel controlled substance diversion monitoring software. His longitudinal research project will involve standardization and evaluation of an expanding ambulatory pharmacy practice model. His interests outside of work include spending time with friends and family. Staying active by going to the gym and hiking with his dog, Orson, and rooting for the Redskins and Hokies.

 

 


 PGY2- Ambulatory Care Resident
Christa Brooker, PharmD
ctb7v@virginia.edu

Dr. Barber is a graduate of VCU School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.  She completed her PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Barber will complete a quality project assessing the impact of a pharmacist-driven smoking cessation program for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Her research project will evaluate the impact of pharmacist involvement in a post-discharge interactive home monitoring program. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Barber enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating and relaxing by the water and adventuring with her husband and mini goldendoodle, Louie.

 

 


PGY2 – Cardiology Resident
Melissa Chinn, PharmD
mc8hg@virginia.edu

Dr. Chinn is a graduate of Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN in 2019 and is now the current PGY2-Cardiology Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Chinn will complete her quality project on the use of triple therapy and de-escalation to dual therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome after percutaneous intervention, and her research project on the use of loop diuretics and rates of gout-related adverse events in heart failure patients. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Chinn enjoys trying new restaurants and food, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with her cat Mao Mao.

   



PGY2 – Critical Care Resident
Taylor Goins, PharmD
trl4f@virginia.edu

Dr. Goins is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY1-Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia Health System in 2019 and she is the current PGY2-Critical Care Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Goins will complete her quality project evaluating a dexmedetomidine dosing and titration protocol in the ICU and her research project on the effects of high dose intravenous ascorbic acid in reducing vasopressor duration in cardiac vasoplegia. After completion of her PGY2 residency, Dr. Goins plans to pursue employment as a clinical critical care pharmacist. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Goins enjoys traveling, visiting local wineries, baking, and playing with her puppy, Orson. 

 

 


PGY2 – Emergency Medicine Resident
Mary Lewis Griffin, PharmD
mlg9fz@virginia.edu

Dr. Mary Lewis Griffin is a proud graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at MUSC.  Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Wofford College. Go terriers! She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia and is excited to be staying for a second year as the inaugural PGY-2 Emergency Medicine resident. Dr. Griffin will complete a medication use evaluation assessing andexanet alfa and her longitudinal research project will focus on the use of capsaicin for treatment of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. Outside of work, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending her free time teaching Pure Barre, hiking, going to spin classes, attempting to become a Charlottesville foodie, and romping around the mountains with her beloved springer spaniel, Finn.

 

 


PGY2 – Infectious Diseases Resident
Ashni Patel, PharmD
aap7nv@virginia.edu

Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology. She completed her PGY1-Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Patel will complete her quality project on the in vitro susceptibility of viridans group streptococcal isolates to cefepime. Her research project will evaluate treatment strategies and clinical outcomes of febrile neutropenic patients with viridans group streptococcal infections. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys hiking, traveling, attending spin class with her co-residents, and exploring local wineries and restaurants.

 

 


PGY2 – Oncology Resident
Cory Perry, PharmD
csp3vn@virginia.edu

Dr. Perry is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2108. He has since completed a PGY1-Pharmacy residency at the University of Virginia Health and is the current PGY2-Oncology pharmacy resident, where he will be able to pursue his interests in heme malignancies, infectious diseases, and palliative care. Dr. Perry will complete his quality project on the comparison of biosimilars for autologous stem cell transplantation. His longitudinal research project will assess cancer patients with  substance use disorder and the optimization and management of their pain control. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking with Walter (dog), sampling local beer and wine, and cheering on the Royals, Chiefs, and Jayhawks.

 

 


PGY2 – Pediatric Pharmacy Resident
Rachael Schortemeyer, PharmD
rls6by@virginia.edu

Dr. Schortemeyer is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 2019 and is now the current PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Schortemeyer will complete her quality project on the use of prophylactic anti-epileptic medications in neonates undergoing therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and her research project on the interaction between calcium channel blockers and tacrolimus in recent solid-organ transplant patients. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Schortemeyer enjoys visiting local wineries/breweries, trying new restaurants, watching movies, cheering on the HOKIES, and hanging out with her cat Milo.

 

 


PGY2 – Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Bao Nguyen
bn7ap@virginia.edu

Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD in 2018. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC in 2019. His professional interests include pharmacy informatics, medication safety, automation, and remote order verification. Dr. Nguyen will complete a quality project evaluating effectiveness of a novel diversion management application. Upon completion of his PGY2 residency, Dr. Nguyen will pursue a career as an informatics pharmacist. Outside of work, he enjoys sampling local gastropubs, hiking with his dog and participating in recreational sports. He is also an avid photography hobbyist.   

 

 


PGY2 – Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy Resident
Jesica Yau, PharmD
jy7yg@virginia.edu

Dr. Yau is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Wisconsin Health in 2019. She is the current PGY2-Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Yau will complete her quality project on the use of fluconazole for thrush prophylaxis in liver transplant recipients in the first 30 days post-transplant and its impact on tacrolimus levels. Her research project will evaluate the number of days antimicrobial perioperative prophylaxis were administered before and after a protocol change to limit the indications to receive additional peri-operative antimicrobial coverage post-transplant by eliminating the indication of Roux-en-Y and return to OR if it was for simple washout. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Yau enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling, and spending time with two dogs, Niko and Bowzer.